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A new tool for battling silica dust

November 27, 2017  By  Andrew Snook

November 27, 2017 – The BC Construction Safety Alliance has developed the Silica Control Tool as a resource for the construction industry in B.C.

The tool assists employers in conducting appropriate risk assessments and implementing effective controls and safe work practices where RCS dust may be an occupational hazard. Through the compilation of data relating to RCS dust exposures pertaining to various materials, tools and tasks in construction, the tool can predict the expected exposures to workers under similar conditions.

Other provinces and safety associations across Canada have already expressed interest in this new tool.

Learn all about how it can help protect your workers at the inaugural Quarry Tech forum, taking place on Feb. 22, 2018 in Calgary.


Michael McKenna, executive director, BCCSA; and Dr. Hugh Davies, UBC associate professor, Faculty of Medicine, School of Population & Public Health.

Who should attend?
•Quarry and sand & gravel pit operations managers and owners
•Process engineers
•Optimization staff
•Design consultants
•Fleet managers

What will you learn at Quarry Tech?
•Autonomous vibration monitoring systems for ensuring compliance with vibration regulations and contract specifications;
•Crushing Panel: The latest crushing technologies and applications with case studies showing how they are lowering costs, increasing production and improving safety and maintenance procedures at pits and quarries across Canada;
•The latest in washing including washscreen optimization, the evolution of portable wash plants, fines recovery and water management best practices;
•Innovative dust safety processes and practices;
•Obtaining quality drone data to enhance your aggregate operations; and
•Breaking bottlenecks using information processing software.

Radisson Hotel
Calgary, Alta.

For a full detailed preview of the agenda or to register, visit

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